Season five of The Walking Dead hasn’t even premiered yet, however AMC’s already given the zombie apocalypse series a sixth season order. The decision’s a no-brainer for the network as The Walking Dead continues to be one of their most popular shows, snagging the #1 spot among all cable shows in viewers between the ages of 18 and 49. Season five will debut on October 12, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT.
“We could not be more excited for October 12th as we share new episodes of The Walking Dead with fans around the globe,” stated AMC President Charlie Collier, announcing the renewal. “In advance of Sunday’s season five premiere, AMC proudly confirms a sixth season order of this extraordinary series. Thank you to Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, the terrific executive producers, and the entire team who brings this compelling world and these rich characters to life. There’s plenty more Dead ahead thanks to their impressive, collective effort.”
AMC also confirmed that Scott M. Gimple will be back as the showrunner/executive producer for season six. Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse will also remain involved as executive producers.
The Walking Dead Season 5 Plot:
Season Four of The Walking Dead ended with Rick and the group outgunned, outnumbered, and trapped in a train car awaiting a grim fate.
Season Five picks up shortly thereafter. What follows is a story that weaves the true motives of the people of Terminus with the hopeful prospect of a cure in Washington, D.C., the fate of the group’s lost comrades, as well as new locales, new conflicts, and new obstacles in keeping the group together and staying alive.
Stories will break apart and intersect. The characters will find love and hate. Peace and conflict. Contentment and terror. And, in the quest to find a permanent, safe place to call home, one question will haunt them…
After all they’ve seen, all they’ve done, all they’ve sacrificed, lost, and held on to no matter what the cost…
Who do they become?
-By Rebecca Murray
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